Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

This week the flashback comes from August 2007 and was when the boys were nominated for a meme. I have translated it into English from Catspeak.
The Five Things Meme.


We were tagged by Luxor to tell about 5 things that changed our lives.

1.Well the biggest change was when the Girl where we were born took us and our brofurr and sisfurr indoors for two Beans to look at. Until then we lived in the barn with our kitty mum and all the cows, and we had never been in the indoors before. We were about 5 weeks old and loved our kitty mum, but a bad tomcat was keep coming around and the Girl was afraid that he would kill us. The Beans chose the two of us, and because we could eat proper food, they took us to our forever home the next day.We didn't know it then, but we were going to keep an old ladycat company. We really loved her right away, but she didn't like us at first. We made her love us though and she soon went everywhere with us. She was always a little girl who weighed 6lbs.

2. The second thing that changed our lives was when Kitty Yumbum had to go to the Bridge. Her kidneys were not very good, and mum had to keep giving her injections. The time between injections was getting  shorter and shorter, and the Beans knew she wouldn't be with us much longer. One day when she finished eating, she went outdoors and couldn't stop yacking, and kept falling over. Mum knew it was time and rang the V E T. He was a very nice man for a V E T, and he came to our house so's not to stress Kitty YB, and gave her an injection to make her tired while mum cuddled her. Then he gave her another one to send her to the Bridge. We knew her for two years and we really really loved that old lady. We were about eighteen months old in the photo with her.

3. The third thing that changed our lives was the worst ever. We were allowed outdoors all on our own because it is safe here. When we were two, Eric kept going for longer walks on his own. Mum had to keep going out looking for him. One day dad saw him down the next farm where all the working woofies are, and he called him, but he wouldn't come back. The Beans walked across all the fields together calling him,but he still wouldn't come back. Mum said,"Right that's it, he could have been attacked by dawgs. Those boys aren't going out on their own again." So because of Eric we can only go for walks with mum now.

4.The fourth thing that changed our lives was when mum googled "Ginger Cats" and found Fat Eric's blog. She helped us to email him, and he suggested we get our own blog. We're so glad we did because just look at all the friends we have made. We love you all!

5. Fifth but certainly not least was meeting our girlcat furrends Grr and Rosie. Life has been even better for us since then.
We have been a long time getting around to putting up this Post so we don't know who has and hasn't been tagged. If you haven't been, consider yourself tagged now.

My Random Photo this week was chosen by Pipo, Dalton and Benji who asked for 13.11.06. This was taken on 15.11.06 and is the nearest I have to their chosen date.

Mousies live in this tree!




I am joining Athena the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art and have used the same photo for it.
I started with Ceremony at 50% followed by Flow at 40%.


And the puzzle
preview108pieceCaturday Art 13.06.20
I am joining Sandee for the Feline Friday blog hop.




36 comments:

Brian said...

That was a sweet post with so many precious memories.

Katie Isabella said...

This was the most enjoyable post ever. I loved ;earning more about the boys, their lives, their kitty relatives and everything you told us about their lives. And most of all, that they came to live with you and they lived happily ever after. The dearest boys.

Summer said...

How cool, learning about Eric and Flynn's early days! I didn't know there was a cat before them at home.

easyweimaraner said...

love it!!!! and we love the way you came to blogging... it was the same here... we found olive and her mom said we should have our own blog ;O)

stevebethere said...

Aww! I agree what a nice post so cute too was a pleasure to read it, loved the photos and the vividnes on the art version :-)

Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

Pam and Teddy said...

What a GREAT post......learned so much about the boys start in life. I am so happy that you DID start blogging - we enjoyed our time with the boys and still think of them so often. Forever in everyone's hearts!

Hugs, Pam

Zoolatry said...

What fun to think back and we remember Luxor and of course, lovable Fat Eric ... but the story of how Eric and Flynn came to the farm: we did not know! Wonderful to now know the beginnings of this amazing tale of two!

The Island Cats said...

That was a fun post...and it helped us remember those things about Eric and Flynn. :)

My Mind's Eye said...

What a fun flashback and with you 3 handsome Gingers.
Luxor, Flynn and Eric...I could not tell you apart
Sending hugs to you Angels and your Mom and Dad.
Cecilia

The Florida Furkids said...

That was a super flashback. We remember Luxor and Fat Eric too. Thanks for the puzzle.

The Florida Furkids

Sandee said...

I love this flashback. What wonderful memories. It's sad about Yumbum, but it's nice the vet came to your home.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

Marg said...

Well that sure was fun to hear all about Eric and Flynn came about.They sure were two great cats. Have a perfect day.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Sweet Blessings, Deborah

Layla Morgan Wilde said...

Wow, I'd never seen the pic of the boys with their mum before. So lovely to them togetherxoxox

Three Chatty Cats said...

I loved reading this and learning more about you two. I didn't know about Kitty Yumbum (love the name) and got the sadz reading about her passing.

Eastside Cats said...

Your humans just wanted you to be safe...those dogs could have hurt you!
Thanks for the puzzle...off to play!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

It is so wonderful you have all of these memories especially written down into posts. I'm sure it brings back lots of good thoughts in your mind when you go back and see them. Love the artwork.

catladymac said...

It was wonderful to learn more about you two and The Kitty Who Came Before ! You are all loved and remembered !

messymimi said...

What a wonderful life story you have!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I enjoyed reading this so much since we missed much of your boyz stories. That baby picture...OMC!

John Bellen said...

Well, I don't think 'the worst rthing ever' was that bad. I think the boys were much safer with their mum accompanying them. Who knows what would have happened otherwise.

And Fat Eric. Ah, I remember him...

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I learned a lot about you guys! For one, I didn't know you both had girlfurrends. MOL! Time to do the puzzle. Thanks.

pilch92 said...

It was nice to learn more about Eric and Flynn. I am sorry they didn't have more time with Kitty Yumbum. That is a cute random photo. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

The Swiss Cats said...

We enjoyed reading that story, we didn't know about Kitty YumBum ! Purrs

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely post and art!

meowmeowmans said...

We love this flashback so much, especially how Eric and Flynn came to live with you. And how they got to know and love YumBum for a little while. XO

Little Binky and Granny said...

What a lovely post with so many good memories. So sad about Kitty YumYum, but so pleased that the Angels got along so well with her. I think that enriched all of their lives. That was a very scary adventure of Angel Eric and such a good decision from the Bean 😸Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday at the bridge, sweet Angels and a soft one for your mom🐾😽💞

The J-Cats said...

What lovely memories - all from before We "met" the Boys! And lovely pics too!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

eric...dood.....we wooda betted 18 centz anda sack oh friez that flynn wood bee de one ta go ona walk a bout !!!! yur wee kittenz fotoz; furst at de top; bee pricelezz ♥♥♥♥♥ we N joyed lurnin sum stuff two day; pleez ta tell gram paw dude de food gurl sendz lovez ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Timmy Tomcat said...

We seem to remember you fellow meowing about Yumbum before. When we come to see you at the bridge we want a proper introduction fellows. Loved the post and the photo

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

i loved learning more about you guys and how you came to live at your new home!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

That s a great story abuot their start at your home. They bloomed with you and that is the proof of love and understanding us cats....

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome photos of you cool kitties ~

Be Safe, Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Klara said...

sweet post.

Nancy Chan said...

Sweet memories and flashback of Eric and Flynn. Take care and stay safe.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Ahhh, what a nice tale of love and more love. Thanks for picking a date close to the one I mentioned. (That was the first BD I had after Ca diagnosis and i was still in Chemo...with more surgeries to go. Seems SO long ago.)